This is a nice piece of news. Hopefully the folks in Meigs County, OH will have a good holiday this year in celebrating the cancellation of this proposed plant.
Meigs is ranked as one of the most polluted counties in the country as southeast Ohio is already the site of many coal plants. Nov. 25, 2009 was the day construction on the plant was set to begin, but instead it was the day that AMP announced the cancellation.
This piece is authored by Zaher Karp.
The Sierra Club has been leading efforts to stop the construction of new coal plants and retire old ones. As of a statement Thursday, the Beyond Coal Campaign has discontinued or prevented the operation of 100 coal plants since 2002, preventing 400 million tons of CO2.
Thanks to the good work of the Sierra Club and a large coalition of
western and Utah organizations, the phrase ‘No New Coal’ may have gone
WAY out of style today. The Environmental Appeals Board of the EPA just
ruled that the EPA has the authority to establish a Best Available
Control Technology (BACT) limit for carbon dioxide.
Over the past year, thousands of people have been part of the anti-coal movement taking action against the coal and coal finance sectors.
AND the struggle continues.